Kempen Lux Euro Credit Fund - Class I

Profile

Kempen International Funds SICAV - Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the Fund) invests primarily in credits that have an investment grade rating (of minimal BBB-) and are denominated in Euros. The Fund may invest a small part in credits that are not included in the benchmark. The benchmark, the Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index, only includes bonds with an investment grade rating.

The Fund aims to earn a higher total long term return than the benchmark by implementing an active investment policy. In order to achieve this, a diversified portfolio is constructed and investment risks are continuously monitored. Investments are selected on the basis of extensive analysis of the terms and conditions of the bond issues.

In the interest of the shareholders it has been decided to soft open the Fund as per 28 June 2018. As per June 2018 the Fund will continue to accept daily inflow below EUR 10 million from all investors. For investments greater than EUR 10 million please contact the Fund’s relationship manager. Redemptions will still be possible. More information about the soft open can be found in the Notice to shareholders in the tab Documents.

Management team

Alain van der Heijden, Rik den Hartog, Harold van Acht, Sipke Moes, Luuk Cummins, Pim van Mourik Broekman, Quirijn Landman, Marco Zanotto

Performance per 2018-08-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.1 % 0.0 %
3 months 0.3 % 0.3 %
This year -0.1 % -0.4 %
2015 0.0 % -0.7 %
2016 5.1 % 4.7 %
2017 2.4 % 2.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 0.4 % 0.0 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.7 % 2.4 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.7 % 3.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.6 % 4.5 %
On 20 June 2013, Kempen Euro Credit Fund (KECF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the Fund). Up to July 2011 (start of the Fund class I) the performance graph and performance table show the performance of KECF. The average annual TER for the period of April 2008 till June 2013 is 0.92%. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.
More information can be found on the documents page of this fund

Key figures

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Total fund size
EUR 1,731.76 M 2018-08-31
Share class size
EUR 765.63 M 2018-08-31
Number of shares
546,340 2018-08-31
Net Asset Value i
EUR 1,398.77 2018-09-21
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Fund characteristics per 2018-08-31

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Number of holdings 268 2291
Duration i 5.2 5.1
Yield to maturity 1.1 % 1.3 %
Weighted rating A BBB+
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Market developments per 2018-08-31

In August, the spread on the iBoxx Euro Corporate Index widened by 10 basis points to 135 basis points above the government bond curve. The index earned an absolute return of 0.03%. German 10-year government bond yields closed the month at 0.32%, a decrease of 12 basis points compared to the end of July.

For the first time in a long time, the credit market was rocked by idiosyncratic risks at companies. The collapse of a road bridge in Genoa, Italy, which killed 43 people, resulted in significant declines in the prices of bonds issued by holding company Atlantia and its subsidiary Autostrade. The possibility that Autostrade, the toll-road operator for the stretch of motorway that includes the bridge, would lose its concession or have to pay the Italian government a multi-billion Euro fine caused spreads to widen on all bonds issued by Atlantia-affiliated companies.

A jury in a San Francisco court ordered Monsanto to pay compensation of USD289 million to a man who attributed his cancer to the frequent use of the herbicide Roundup. This led to considerable spread widening on bonds issued by German chemical company Bayer, which recently acquired Monsanto for USD65.7 billion. The fact that over 5,000 people are currently participating in lawsuits against Monsanto is prompting concerns among investors of a scenario involving further compensation pay-outs of a similar size.

In addition to these idiosyncratic risks, economic turmoil in a number of emerging markets contributed to the wider spreads on corporate bonds. The severe currency depreciation in countries such as Turkey, South Africa, Argentina and Brazil and the subsequent raising of interest rates by local central banks will likely have a negative impact on economic growth in these countries. Bonds issued by companies with an above-average exposure to emerging markets, for instance several Spanish multinationals with operations in Latin America, performed poorly.

Bonds issued by companies operating in the auto sector also performed poorly in August. In addition to this year’s second profit warning from Continental, Moody’s downgrade of Ford to Baa3 with a negative outlook caused spreads to widen in the auto sector. Remarks by US President Trump that he might levy tariffs on imported cars manufactured in Canada also did not help sentiment towards the sector.

The supply of new bonds was EUR35 billion in August, about 21% up on July and approximately three times higher than a year ago. Non-financial sector companies issued EUR17 billion in new bonds last month, while financial sector companies issued EUR18 billion in new bonds. Bonds worth EUR297 billion were issued in the first eight months of this year, a slight decrease of about 3% compared to the same period last year.

Portfolio developments per 2018-08-31

During the month, the portfolio’s sensitivity to market trends varied between 98% and 101%. The portfolio therefore held a small underweight positioning in terms of market risk.

Our positioning in the industrial goods & services, insurance and banking sectors performed relatively well in August. In contrast, our positioning in the telecom, healthcare and chemicals sectors contributed negatively. Our liquidity position (in the shape of cash and government bonds) had a negative impact.

At individual company level, positive contributions came from the underweights in Generali and Atlantia, as well as the overweights in UBS, Michelin and Becton Dickinson. In contrast, the overweights in Iliad, Bayer, Volkswagen and CaixaBank made a negative contribution.

In August, the Fund participated in new bond issues by e.g. Swedbank, NAB, Intesa Sanpaolo, HSBC, RBS, Commerzbank and Michelin.

Outlook
We will maintain our conservative positioning for the time being. Our conservative positioning reflects our concerns about the trend for de-allocation from the credits asset class, the further tapering of the ECB’s CSPP programme later this year and the higher idiosyncratic risks at companies.

Given the material widening of spreads since the start of this year and during August and the further steepening of spreads curves, we can again identify a growing number of interesting investment opportunities that we will use to selectively add more risk to the portfolio.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Performance per 2018-08-31 (rebased)

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Performance per 2018-08-31

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  Fund Benchmark
1 month 0.1 % 0.0 %
3 months 0.3 % 0.3 %
This year -0.1 % -0.4 %
2015 0.0 % -0.7 %
2016 5.1 % 4.7 %
2017 2.4 % 2.4 %
1 year (on annual basis) 0.4 % 0.0 %
3 years (on annual basis) i 2.7 % 2.4 %
5 years (on annual basis) i 3.7 % 3.1 %
Since inception (on annual basis) i 5.6 % 4.5 %
On 20 June 2013, Kempen Euro Credit Fund (KECF) was merged with Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the Fund). Up to July 2011 (start of the Fund class I) the performance graph and performance table show the performance of KECF. The average annual TER for the period of April 2008 till June 2013 is 0.92%. Performance is shown after deduction of ongoing charges. The value of your investments may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future.

Dividends

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Distributing
No
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company andregulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Maturity profile (2018-08-31)

Fund
Benchmark
25.5 %
0-3 year
23.5 %
23.3 %
3-5 year
28.1 %
20.4 %
5-7 year
20.1 %
17.4 %
7-10 year
20.6 %
13.5 %
> 10 year
7.7 %
1.0 %
Cash
0.0 %
Totaal
101 %
100 %

Sector allocation (2018-08-31)

32.1 %
Banks
17.4 %
Consumer Goods & Services
7.9 %
Utilities
7.0 %
Financial Services & Real estate
7.0 %
Telecom & Technology
6.2 %
Industry
4.7 %
Insurance
4.2 %
Supranational
4.1 %
Energy
3.9 %
Health Care
2.3 %
Basic Materials
1.4 %
Asset Backed Securities
1.4 %
Other
0.6 %
Sovereign bonds
Totaal
100 %
The cash position is included in ‘Other’.

Rating allocation (2018-08-31)

Fund
Benchmark
7.5 %
AAA
0.6 %
6.1 %
AA
10.4 %
38.0 %
A
40.5 %
39.5 %
BBB
48.5 %
3.5 %
BB
0.0 %
4.4 %
Not Rated
0.0 %
1.0 %
Cash
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other
0.0 %
Totaal
100 %
100 %
The rating allocation of the Fund is based on the Bloomberg Composite method. The rating allocation of the benchmark is based on the rating allocation used by provider Markit iBoxx.

Top 10 holdings (2018-08-31)

1.4 %
1.250% KFW 2016-36
1.3 %
0.625% Landwirtsch.Rentenbank 2015-30
1.2 %
0.500% Daimler 2016-19
1.0 %
0.000% KFW 2017-22
0.9 %
0.000% KFW 2016-21
0.9 %
1.800% AT&T 2017-26
0.9 %
1.750% Morgan Stanley 2016-24
0.8 %
1.250% ING Bank 2014-19
0.7 %
1.250% CK Hutchison 2016-23
0.7 %
0.875% Apple 2017-25
Totaal
9.8 %
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Ongoing charges

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Management fee i
0.32 %
Service fee i
0.10 %
Taxe d'abonnement i
0.01 %
Expected ongoing charges i
0,43 %

Other costs

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Upward swing factor i
0.20 %
Downward swing factor i
0.20 %
The swingfactor is applicable if the sum of in and outflow (end trading day) is more than a pre defined percentage ( the so called ‘threshold’) of the fund size. The level of the threshold 1%. As of 1 January 2018 the swing factor has been adjusted from 0.25%/0.25% to 0.20%/0.20%.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

Share class details

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Share class
I i
Investor type
Institutional
Distributing
No
Benchmark i
Markit iBoxx Euro Corporates Index
Duration hedged
No
Investment category
Credits
Universum
Credits denominated in euro
Inception date
2011-07-01
Domicile
Luxembourg
May be offered to professional investors only in
Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands
UCITS status i
Yes
Status
Open-end i
Base currency
EUR
Share class currency
EUR
Management company
Kempen Capital Management N.V.
Custodian
J.P. Morgan Bank Luxembourg S.A.
Morningstar rating â„¢
Morningstar Analyst rating
Silver

Tradability

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Minimum subscription
Initial subscription: €50,000, additional subscriptions: €10,000
Listed
no
Subscription/Redemption Frequency
Daily
ISIN i
LU0630255346
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.
Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.

KCM Vision

Kempen Capital Management is an asset manager with a long-term investment approach. We strongly believe in engaged shareholdership that benefits all stakeholders. As a long-term responsible investor, we firmly believe that active ownership and shareholder engagement contribute to positive change across the board.

Our KCM wide approach to responsible investment

To put our vision into action we engage with our investment targets on a wide array of strategic, financial, environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics. Our long-term investment worldview paired with thorough analysis and an experienced and diverse ESG team allow us to use both voting and engagement as means to consistently encourage positive change. Through this process of constructive engagement, we are able to contribute to the development of principles and standards of corporate responsibility within companies that we invest in. Our full voting records are available here.

Our fund approach to Responsible Investment

The Kempen credit funds do not invest in companies that are either on the KCM exclusion or avoidance list. The focus in Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund and Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund + lies with the worst performing companies in terms of ESG. Companies that have a MSCI ESG rating ? B (on a scale where AAA is the highest and CCC is the lowest), a fail on the UN Global compact or a red flag on Impact Monitor, are selected for further analysis. Our sector specialist assesses the materiality of the ESG issue and its implications for the credit profile of the company. If an issue is deemed material, our first objective is to engage with the company on the issue. If we can conclude from the engagement that the ESG concerns are not structural and if the company is willing to improve, we make an adjustment in the determination of the relative value of the company's securities. In severe cases where we do not see any prospect of improvement we forego investment in the company.

Kempen (Lux) Euro Credit Fund (the “Sub-Fund”) is a sub-fund of Kempen International Funds SICAV (the “Fund”), domiciled in Luxembourg. This Fund is authorised in Luxembourg and is regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier. Kempen Capital Management N.V. (KCM) is the management company of the Fund. KCM is authorised as management company and regulated by The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets.

Paying agent and representative in Switzerland is RBC Investor Services Bank S.A., Bleicherweg 7, CH-8027 Zurich, Switzerland. The Sub-Fund is registered with The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets under the license of the Fund.

The information in this document provides insufficient information for an investment decision. Please read the Key Investor Document and the prospectus. These documents as well as annual report, semi-annual report and the articles of incorporation of the Fund are available free of charge at the registered office of the Fund located at 6H, route de Trèves, L-2633 Senningerberg, Luxembourg, at the offices of the representative in Switzerland and on the website of KCM (www.kempen.com/investmentfunds).

The Sub-Fund is registered for offering in a limited number of countries. The countries where the Sub-Fund is registered can be found on the website. The value of your investment may fluctuate. Past performance provides no guarantee for the future. The performance shown does not take account of any commissions and costs charged when subscribing to and redeeming units.